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Did You Know?... 10 November, 2020

By Maev Martin
Did You Know?... 10 November, 2020

Did you know?... Maxima Latvija has announced that it has introduced document scanners for contactless age verification in a bid to improve customer experience and streamline store operations. The retailer is conducting a trial of the scanners at the Maxima XX store in 73 Mūkusalas Street, Riga, for age-restricted goods. The scanners, equipped with barcode readers, can scan documents remotely and allow cashiers to access information about the customer’s age.

Did you know?... European shares jumped on Monday as a victory for Democrat Joe Biden in the US presidential election raised hopes of better trade ties between Washington and Europe.The pan-European STOXX 600 was up 1.3% by 0805 GMT, with trade-reliant German shares adding 1.6% as data also showed exports in Europe's largest economy rose more than expected in September.Japan's Nikkei share average hit a 29-year high, while futures tracking the U.S. S&P 500 index jumped 1.4% as investors bet a Biden presidency and a potentially Republican-held U.S. Senate would lead to fewer industry reforms and more monetary stimulus.

Did you know?... DESPAR Italia has launched a new range of environmentally friendly tissues, napkins, toilet paper, kitchen paper, disposable cups and plates under the Scelta Verde EcoLogico range, reports The products have a low environmental footprint and offer customers the option to buy sustainable products. Brand development manager at DESPAR Italia, Michela Cocchi, said “DESPAR’s great focus on reducing the impact on the environment includes the development of our own-brand products."We believe that this eco-friendly approach can meet the preference of our customers who are increasingly aware of the environmental footprint of their buying choices.”

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